The Edu-Source Corporation (Edu-Source) is a Texas-based company with our corporate office located in San Antonio, Texas and has been doing business since 1998. In conjunction with our partners, we provide customized serving and dining spaces in the K-12 and University markets. We provide turn-key solutions that bring together project management, interior design, custom artwork, delivery and installation.
With over 2,000+ Texas school cafeteria and serving area installations under our belt, our solid reputation speaks for itself. Our advantage is our combined ability to continually keep up-to-date with the commercial, university, and public school food service industry trends and our 20+ years of experience. Our first-hand experience allows us to constantly refresh our designs and manufacturing techniques which provide our customers with: (1) the latest innovative designs available for cafeteria and food service departments; and (2) field tested products and assistance in selecting the right materials, furniture, and decor to meet both durability and functionality requirements across a wide array of District assets.
Our company commitment and focus is completing projects on time and on budget, coordinating logistics for all phases, and exercising leadership during the entire project phase. Edu-Source is committed to providing exceptional customer service to all of our clients, regardless of the size of the project. An integral part of our commitment is appointing a dedicated territory manager to oversee the entire project from the initial sales call meeting through the completion phase, which includes delivery and installation of all products. Our territory managers have the full support of our corporate office and partners’ broad design and manufacturing capabilities.
ELKAY/Interior Systems, Inc. (ELKAY/ISI) is our exclusive turn-key provider for product, interior design, custom artwork, delivery and installation in the state of Texas and Oklahoma.
Edu-Source is also a partner with SICO America, a manufacturer of mobile folding tables and stools; WebCoat, a manufacturer of outdoor furniture; and Sterno Deliver, a manufacturer of insulated breakfast bags.
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Working in the Food Service Industry my entire career I have been fortunate enough to experience both sides of our important business. Even after 27 years in Food Service and 8 years as an Industry partner, I am still amazed by how seamless all the moving parts work together to provide a nutritious breakfast, lunch, and in some districts, dinner to the millions of children across our country each day. This symphony of hard work, thoughtfulness, and brilliance is challenged constantly by waves of new policy, regulations, guidelines, and economic downswings and budget shortfalls. Adding to the complexity are the shifting needs of the individual students, their parents, and the surrounding community. Based on my observations, regardless of the challenges or complexity facing them each day the Food Service Industry is incredibly successful and manages to run an efficient and cost effective operation 24/7.
So what is the secret to the food service industries success?
Teamwork is part of the Food Service Industry DNA. We, the Food Service Industry, understand the power of working shoulder-to-shoulder to solve the daily glitches, annual planning difficulties, or the next generation of challenges facing us in the 21st century. The teamwork between Food Service, Industry, and the Community is key to ensuring that a 360 degree perspective is applied to select the best solution. The best solutions are forged when we combine: Food Service’s deep understanding of requirements; Industry’s broad perspective from other districts; and the community’s immediate feedback or early involvement. This level of integration is necessary to connect across districts, industries, and communities to share best practices. To foster this transfer of knowledge and identify applications for new techniques; forums are essential to creating a profound impact to the children and families in Texas.
What is the common bond that drives this Teamwork?
Smart teamwork is driven by vigilant dedication in providing a nutritional meal to the children of this great state of Texas. This is an important mission as studies continue to show the linkage between nutrition and scholastic performance. But as we all know, a large component of participation in food programs is driven by the quality of the food presentation and ambiance—it’s all about the experience. As a result, this common bond drives everyone involved to put their personalities aside to create that quality atmosphere. Each individual on the team, from the cashier to Superintendent or the carpenter to the CEO, all provide something different and it’s the diversity of thought focused on a common goal that makes the solution engine powerful.
So I would like to say thank you to all Teams that have dedicated every day to providing a nutritious meal to all the children. From North to South and East to West, across Texas your united dedication has resulted in an enormous success for all the children in this great state of Texas.
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